The Daily Mail report Gabriel Martinelli currently earns £10,000, but he’s looking at a wage increase after sparking interest from Real Madrid,PSG and Barcelona. Arsenal are reportedly ‘ready’ to treble his wages to £30,000 and in the process protect their jewel by extending contract beyond 2024 and a minimum buy-out clause of Two hundred million pounds.
The two parties are already holding talks over the new deal, despite the fact Martinelli has a contract in North London until 2024.It’s not hard to see why.How many 18 year old footballers are tearing the top five leagues like Gabriel? How many 18 year old has broken records of Ronaldo(the original one known as the phenomenon),Rivaldo,Neymar and even C.Ronaldo in just six months? Martinelli is up to 21 appearances for the Arsenal first team, scoring 10 goals and assisting three. That includes 10 substitute appearances, so the goal contributions per minute ratio is even more impressive, one every 86 minutes.
This from an 18-year-old playing his first season in England. Plus, three of those goals came in away games against Liverpool and Chelsea. Playing in an Arsenal side with such a terrible record in those games, that’s also noteworthy.To have Martinelli tied down for another four seasons is encouraging. At least there’s time to bolster the squad around him and make it an environment he wants to stay in.Increasing the deal to five years this summer would please a lot of Arsenal fans though
While Arsenal are trying to protect their jewel,Brazil and Italy are on each others’ throat to have Martinelli play for them.The boy was born in Brazil to a Brazillian mother but an Italian father.To compound issues,he joined Arsenal using his Italian passport in a bid to beat European quota restrictions. Brazil’s manager Tite was with his staff watching the game at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, as well as officials from the Italian national team led by the coach,Mancini.
Gabriel Martinelli hasn’t chosen who to play for so far, but it shouldn’t take long until he’s called up for the first teams, and that’s when he’ll have to make his final decision,but the charm offensive has started with players from both side asking him to join them.Chelsea’s midfielder Jorginho has sent a message about playing for Italy.
“We are together there in March, we are waiting for you there,” said Jorginho, who was born in Brazil, but plays for the European country.
Gabriel Martinelli has an Italian passport, and that’s the reason why it was easy for him to get a work permit following his move from Ituano.
“He is really doing an incredible job,” said Jorginho. “He burst out of nowhere… He has the merit that he was ready the moment the opportunity came. He’s standing out, he deserves it, and I hope he can help the Italian team a lot.” Brazil manager Tite was with his staff watching the game at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, as well as officials from the Italian national team led by former Manchester City Manager, Roberto Mancini.
Gabriel Martinelli hasn’t chosen who to play for so far, but it shouldn’t take long until he’s called up for the first teams, and that’s when he’ll have to make his final decision. Meanwhile,Arsenal may have changed their transfer policy as a result of the Martinelli find. Head of international recruitment Francis Cagigao and Technical Director Edu who were understood to have been the key figures in brokering a deal to bring Martinelli to north London from Ituano confirmed this change in policy.The way the market is going, the European clubs are looking not so much for established stars, they’re looking for the likes of Martinelli,” Cagigao who also discovered Fabregas,Reyes, Denilson,Bellerin and many others for Arsenal said on Sky Sports. ”The Arsenal scouting unit are looking for players in Brazil who are by no means household names in their own home at the moment.